Paisley is getting ready to host a spectacular Halloween event which starts tonight.
Out of this World has seen the town centre transformed into an immersive ‘otherworldly’ experience. Giant tentacles are coming out of Paisley Town Hall, a spectacular star is on display next to Paisley Abbey and along the River Cart promises to be a sound and light experience.
A series of spectacular installations and light displays will be concentrated around Paisley Abbey, Paisley Town Hall and the River Cart from this evening until Monday, November 1, illuminated from 5pm to 10pm.
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It promises to be a real spectacle with an alien invasion, creatures from the deep and a constellation of stars providing some fun, free family entertainment.
Pauline Allan, events manager for Renfrewshire Council, said: “We are so happy to be able to celebrate Halloween again in Paisley with this unique, immersive trail that offers something a little different from our usual annual Halloween Festival.
“We’re working with some fantastic visual artists to transform the town through these breath-taking installation and lights displays – it’s going to look really spectacular.
“Everything will be in place for five days, so there’s more opportunity than ever before to come into the town centre and experience the trail.”
The event is free with visitors encouraged to walk around the trail at their own pace to avoid crowds.
Children from across Renfrewshire have also contributed inspiring artworks and messages that will feature on a spectacular spacecraft, Earthship1, which will be one of the major displays.
The installation, created by artist Mick Stephenson, will focus on issues around sustainability with components used to create the piece sourced from reclaimed materials.
Pauline added: “Some of the things we’d have in our traditional ‘Halloween festival’ just can’t happen this year. There will be no Halloween parade, and we don’t have the performances we might usually.
“But Paisley Halloween Festival presents Out of this World will offer visitors the opportunity to come into town and enjoy the Halloween celebrations in a safe way at a time that suits them.”
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